Alumni Spotlight

Darrell C. Raby (B.M. Music, ‘97)

Sunday, July 1, 2007

won the 2006 Young Film Composers Competition sponsored by Turner Classic Movies and Film Music Magazine. He composed a new score for the 1927 silent film, “The Show”, which premiered on TCM January 29, 2007.

David Viscoli (B.M. Music, ‘87)

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Pianist, released a live solo piano CD in 2005 on the Eroica Label. It recently received a favorable review in the American Record Guide.

Leah Zeger (B.A. Opera Performance, ‘06)

Sunday, July 1, 2007

plays violin and fiddle with Barrage, an international multi-instrument performance group.

Ishmael Soto (B.F.A. Art, ‘58)

Sunday, July 1, 2007

has been creating unique ceramic pieces and metal sculptures for over 50 years. This past Spring his work was featured in an exhibit—“Vessels and Inspirations: Ceramic and Sculptural Works of Ishmael Soto”—at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin.

Randy Mack Bishop (B.F.A. Studio Art, ‘69)

Sunday, July 1, 2007

worked as an illustrator at the Dallas Morning News for 18 years. During that time he created 85 original pieces of art that were all accepted by the Center for American History at The University of Texas.

Robert A. Pruitt (M.F.A. Studio Art, ‘03)

Saturday, June 30, 2007

was recently featured in an exhibition, “…but I was cool”, at Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art in Newark, NJ, November 9, 2006 through January 20, 2007

Cat Quintanilla (B.F.A. Studio Art, ‘80)

Saturday, June 30, 2007

has transitioned from 25 years as a promotional graphic designer to serving as the mayor of Sunset Valley, Texas and working as an adjunct faculty member at Southwest School of Art and Craft in San Antonio in the stone carving department. A member of the Texas society of sculptors, she welcomes visitors to her “sculpture garden studio.” Her pieces have been featured in Austin at the annual Sculptfest shows at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and in the juried faculty show at Southwest School of Art and Craft.

Sharon Shackelford Watkins (B.F.A. Studio Art, ‘76)

Saturday, June 30, 2007

recently accepted a position as an art teacher with the Fort Worth Independent School District.

Literary agent William Craver (M.F.A. 1956)

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

has a new musical, PASSING STRANGE, running at the Public/NY Shakespeare Theatre May 14-June 3, 2007. Another UT alum, Kevin Adams (B.F.A. 1984), is Lighting Designer for this show.

See Joe Murray (M.F.A. Acting, 2001)

Monday, June 18, 2007

in this national commercial for Wendy’s. He plays the scientist who runs the wind tunnel.